The MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences program prepares students for an applied public health career. Students learn community-engaged strategies, social and behavioral concepts to assess the health status of populations, apply social/behavioral theory, use social/behavioral science research methods to evaluate health promotion programs as well as develop programmatic and policy recommendations for improvement, and communicate with other researchers, communities, and policymakers. The emphasis is on student learning and practicing assessment and research skills in the context of social and behavioral change at the individual, organizational, and community levels.
Graduates assume positions in a variety of public health and related organizations. A number of graduates have taken on leadership roles in the global health arena.
Recent graduates hold the following positions:
Graduates will be able to...
All graduates also achieve the core and cross-cutting competencies for Pitt Public Health MPH students.
MPH Student Handbook
Community Practicum Handbook
Thesis and Essay Checklist
Students & community collaborators create 'Disrespecting the Border' mural
Intimate partner violence and depression among black transgender women in the USA: The potential suppressive effect of perceived social support
Koesarie, Risser, Totoni instrumental in Pitt providing menstrual products around campus
Burke and O'Malley help National Domestic Violence Hotline
Meet joint-degree student Alyssa Amendola (BCHS/GSPIA), Coverdell Fellow
Meet joint-degree student Laurenia Mangum (BCHS/SocWk), Coverdell Fellow